Catholic Church harvests 14 diocesan priests

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has announced dates for ordinations of 14 deacons to diocesan priesthood in six of the country’s eight dioceses this year. According to information compiled by ECM communications officer, Prince Henderson, the first ordinations will take place this coming Saturday, July 8, at Limbe and Mangochi cathedrals. Other ordinations will…

Bangwe Parish project gets K1.3m CFM boost

  A church construction project underway at Bangwe Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Blantyre got a K1.3 million fundraising boost through a dinner and dance organised by the parish’s Catholic Family Movement (CFM) on December 23 at Bangwe Community Day Secondary School. Guest of honour John Bande took the opportunity of the event to…

Teresian nun dies at 94

  At 93 years and eight months old, Sister Patricia Lupanga died on Thursday morning, June 2 2016 a symbol of strong faith, after living a purposeful vocation as a Teresian nun for 73 years. Hers was an emotional departure when she told a nurse attending to her at Likuni Mission Hospital in Lilongwe on…

Radio Maria-Malawi takes Mariathona to parishes

  In an effort to raise funds for its operations, Radio Maria-Malawi is currently running a fundraising initiative, dubbed ‘Mariathiona’, which last Sunday saw some of the station’s volunteers embracing Christians at various parishes and outstations with the initiative. According to the station’s director, Father Joseph Kimu, the initiative aims at raising about K10 million…

APM attends Unima’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

University of Malawi’s Golden Jubilee celebrations were in the news for months. It started with the announcement about the celebrations to take place this year; then there were fundraising activities for the event and special activities depicting Unima’s role in the country’s development in education. When all was said and done, the big day had…

Accident, not wrong parking

Kwacha Roundabout in Blantyre is fast becoming an accident spot. Hardly a month passes without an accident occurring on any of its four ways. Last Friday evening, the van (in the picture), which was coming from Chinyonga direction, ended up in a bush after the driver lost control due to break failure, according to a…

Chingadzi Parish grateful to BWB

The faithful of Chingadzi Parish in Thyolo under the Archdiocese of Blantyre of the Catholic Church have expressed gratitude to Blantyre Water Board (BWB) for a donation of three 200-litre plastic drums, which they say will go a long way to ease storage of water at the parish priest’s house. Chingadzi Parish Council chairperson Petro…

Young, Jack better impress new employers

Young, Jack better impress new employers Assuming, for once, FAM means what it says—that Flames coaches will be sacked if Malawi will not win the Cosafa Cup—I am afraid to say that Young Chimodzi and Jack Chamangwana will be wise to use their presence at the tournament to impress new employers. The Football Association of…

It makes me proud to be part of the winning brand—Nation Publications Limited (NPL). What more proof does one require given that for a third year running, Misa-Malawi has recognised NPL as the 2015 Print Media of the Year. And NPL swept individual awards like ngumbi. But I have a concern to raise over prizes…

It is disheartening to realise, as expected, the disturbances in Big Bullets have crossed the borders and are now affecting the well-being of other football institutions, namely the Super League of Malawi (Sulom). Where I come from, there is a saying that ‘nkhuyu zodya mwana zimapota wamkulu’ (literally meaning that a problem caused by a…

Big Bullets players’ demand for more cut from the TNM Super League prize money was a battle lost before it started. Given that the club’s constitution stipulates that players will be entitled to 40 percent, one wonders where the madness for wanting to bend the rule came from. Bullets players and their counterparts, ought to…

Cosafa cancels Botswana tournament

The Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) has announced that the 2014 Cosafa Cup, due to be hosted by Botswana between September 13-28, has been cancelled. Due to financial and logistical constraints, the Cosafa Cup, which was due to be played in Botswana in September 2014, has had to be cancelled, says Cosafa president…

TNM courts journalists in hooliganism fight

Sports journalists in the country, operating under the umbrella of the Sports Writers Association of Malawi (Swam), have been challenged to notice the difference between material meant to built hype towards an event and that which is meant to provoke others in the pretext of building hype. The call was made by Super League of…